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Renison Goldfields Consolidated Limited, Pine Creek Project. Groundwater Investigation Stage 2, Establishment of Borefield and Management Studies. Report H114/3-AA.

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Title

Renison Goldfields Consolidated Limited, Pine Creek Project. Groundwater Investigation Stage 2, Establishment of Borefield and Management Studies. Report H114/3-AA.

Creator

Coffey & Partners Pty Ltd

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report no. 87/1984

Date

1983-11-01

Notes

Date:1983-11

Language

English

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Report no. 87/1984

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application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/228435

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/674167

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Technical Report WRD84087 Viewed at 14:07:14 on 29/07/2010 Page 94 of 167. I ~ I I I I I I I I I I I I I " I . ~ I ; , -3 POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF MINING DEVELOPMENT ON WATER SOURCES (a) Current Borefield Development Availal , oore f i cd c1 jrnrnedintc this ridge borefi81(1. dClta indicates ar~a originates south-west. The system, although that recharge to the present from the ridge area to the proposed mine is sitnated in not illU11cdiately adjt1ccnt t.o the The poe~ibility that dewatering of the mine pit could adversely affect the groundwater regime in the boreEield !Ireft, or that in the long term the system could be polluted, cannot be ruled out. It is possible that a replacement source would have 10 be developed. (b) Alternative Groundwater Sources \'hi1e the potenti.al source 5 km north of the township is unlikely to be affected by any mining at Fine Creek, the site 3 km south is nearby the proposed overburden dump and cllte)"flative t.ailings dam areas and would be at risk from grollndwater pollution. (c) Pint:> Creek Damsi te The t tIC preferrr,d catchment .Jreil itself. tailings area.. and dam si.t.e is partially si tllateci ","'holly withjn within the impoundment J t the dam wrre to proceed, t he tailings dam could not be located wi' hin the catchment. Even if the dam is not d,)veloped to meet the proje('t requirements, it cannot be ruled out as a possible futUl, o[)tion. Given that location of the tai lings dam within the catchment would probably preclude thjs option, the use of an alternative site outside the catchment would be preferred, if not required IJY Water Division. The possibi II ty vlci ni 'y of c-onsideration . that the future dam's mining may abutments take place in the also requirees (J) Copperfield Creek Damsite While the proposed overburden dump and alternative tailings <:lumps are located in the Copperfield Creek catchment, tile dilmsite itself is well upstream of the area and would not be affected by mining activities. 7:DY2